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Ripon spending $620K on streets
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Streets in Ripon and other cities can develop wear and tear over time from the elements and extensive use.

In order to preserve the roads, elected leaders have turned to American Pavement Systems, Inc. – the Modesto business was recently awarded the contract for the Asphalt Rubber Cape Seal Project – to resurface the various streets surrounding Vermuelen Park and the Spring Creek area in the southeast area of town.

Work also includes Main Street between Acacia Avenue and Industrial Avenue, where the concrete valley gutter and the surrounding asphalt concrete has failed, according to the staff report for Tuesday’s Ripon City Council meeting.

During the 6 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave., staff will recommend a change order from American Pavement Systems of about $21,000 to repair these failed sections.

The original contract was for $599,656, with revision – not to exceed $21,015 – making it $620,671.

Engineering Supervisor James Pease indicated that the additional project cost will be financed via the Street and Road fund.

Other agenda items include:

uCouncil could approve the Encroachment Agreement with the South San Joaquin Irrigation District to install improvements within the existing easement as part of the CNG Expansion and Bus Shelter Project.

uElected leaders could enter into a Project Improvement Agreement with Jimco Truck Stop, a longtime business located just off Highway 99.

uThey will also look to approve health and welfare plans for city employee for 2017 (Kaiser Healthcare, CSAC Blue Shields Healthcare, Assurant Dental, Assurant Life Insurance, Assurant Long Term Disability Insurance).

uA public hearing is scheduled for those council members who receive the health benefits as provided by the City of Ripon.

uThey’ll discuss the audits as prepared by Price, Paige & Company on the City’s Financial Statements and the Money Purchase Thrift Pension Plan for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2016.

uCouncil, in addition, will hear and discuss the Street and Road Financial Report for the fiscal year 2015-16.

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